Over the past month, the Mets have not acted like a big league organization with millions of dollars at stake. Instead of making shrewd, low-cost pickups of guys like Justin Huber or Reed Johnson, the Mets are pretending like a few meaningless games are going to prove something about the players they do have:
"It's part of my job," Randolph said. "Sometimes, it's a good thing when you have some depth and some surplus, and hopefully, you keep some of these guys. I like the competition. It's always good."No, you have mediocrity. Fernando Tatis is not better than you think, Brady Clark is not going to prove anything in two days. You should have already analyzed your players thoroughly. Spring training is mostly not for seeing what skills players have. You should know that already. It is for getting the players in shape for the regular season. If you are judging right now, with Opening Day three days away, you are not doing your job well.
"The fact that it's going down to the wire is good."No, it's bad.
How do I react to the news that the Mets waived young, cheap, useful Ruben Gotay who, with tears in his eyes cried about this, the cruelest cut of all? How, that the Braves claimed him? How, that the Mets seem to favor nice, but brittle and old fellows like Valentin, Easley and Tatis?
Gotay sat in front of his locker, tears in his eyes and told the media, "I thought I did a good job last year. I didn't think I deserved this."You happy now, Mets? You made the young man cry. It's bad enough that you decided to base his entire defensive reputation on one botched double play in order to justify your acquisition of distant, unrequited love Luis Castillo, but now you must cast him out in shame?
That's all for now. Let's Go Mets!